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The School of Arts and Humanities is for students who want to pursue their true passion – or simply find it.

We‘re one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, with a diverse range of programs covering media and communications, contemporary arts, design, psychology and social sciences, criminology and justice, and the humanities.

We’re also home to one of the world’s best film and television schools, the Western Australian Screen Academy.

Our courses are delivered at our Mount Lawley and Joondalup campuses, with Arts and Social Work also available at our South West Campus in Bunbury.

Our approach to teaching is one that maximises a student’s employability through acquiring hands-on skills and experiencing professional placements, complemented by a solid theoretical background.

Our course structures also allow for acquisition of expertise in multiple areas, recognising the need for multi-skilling in today’s arts and communications industries.


The school offers a diverse and exciting mix of courses that are developed in consultation with industry groups and combine the latest theory with hands-on, practical experiences.

Research and creative activity

We are dedicated to providing quality research that encourages interaction with the wider community and contributes to benefiting our society. Encompassing staff and students from around the globe, we celebrate the diversity of perspectives and creativity that this brings.

Our research centres and groups include;

  • Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications
  • Global Issues Practice Centre
  • Lifespan Resilience Research Group
  • Psychopathology Research Group
  • Sellenger Centre for Research in Law, Justice and Social Change
  • Social Program Innovation Research and Evaluation

News & events

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CREATEC Weekly Seminar Series - Postgraduate Research Proposal

Postgraduate candidate Cissi Wing Sze Tsang, will present "Sonification and Visualisation of Data: The Re-appropriation of Digital Media Sourced Through the Found Environment" at the CREATEC Weekly Seminar Series.Event: Wednesday, 24 October

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CREATEC Weekly Seminar Series - Professor Glen Phillips

Professor Glen Phillips will present "Subtlety Could Not Be Handed Out To The Men, Or Seeking Subtlety In The Australian Short Story." at the CREATEC Weekly Seminar Series.Event: Wednesday, 19 October

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Youth Work Public Lecture Series

The Youth Work, Social Work and Social Science disciplines within the School of Arts and Humanities are proud to present three exciting public lectures to be held across both the ECU Mount Lawley and Bunbury campuses.

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